ENFIELD — Superintendent Amanda Isabelle is pleased to announce the Indian River School was recently awarded a $25,000 Year of the Book grant from the Children’s Literacy Foundation (CLiF).
The grant funding will be used to help build and support literacy programs at the school, and purchase new books for students to read while in school. Additionally, students will have access to a wide variety of literacy-related programs during the school year and receive 10 new children’s books to keep. CLiF staff will also provide support in arranging logistics and integrating low-cost literacy programs into the school year, connecting school administrators with past and present school coordinators, and providing additional CLiF resources.
The district will be working in conjunction with the Grafton Public Library as well. The funding will be used for author visits, writers workshops, books for classroom libraries and the Grafton Public Library, and family literacy programs.
CLiF is a non-profit organization based in Waterbury Center, V.T. that works to encourage a love of reading and writing among low-income, at-risk, and rural children up to age 12 throughout New Hampshire and Vermont. The Year of the Book grant program is one way they work to supplement elementary schools existing work to encourage enthusiasm for reading for students in preschool to sixth grade.
“We are grateful for this funding to help further our literacy programs at Indian River School,” Superintendent Isabelle said. “We hope this work will inspire and encourage students to enjoy reading more and to share their excitement with their friends and family.”
The Indian River school was one of ten recipients of this grant funding for the 2021-22 school year.
More information about the program can be found here.